Mike Rogers

Is He Stupid? Yep!

Filed By Mike Rogers | June 09, 2011 7:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Anthony Weiner, David Vitter, John Ensign, Larry Craig, Sesame Street

Is Anthony Weiner stupid? Yep.

Did he blow his chances to be mayor of the nation’s largest city? Yep.

Should he resign? I am not in a position to say.

The chair of the RNC — the one who replaced the closeted chair of the RNC — feels it’s his place to call out Weiner but when it comes time to ask about Ensign and Vitter he gets this whole “I’m not revisiting that, Ed” bullshit. Let’s look at some of the differences, after the jump.

Larry Craig tried to give a blowjob to a cop and got arrested in an airport and plead guilty to a crime.

David Vitter hired illegally hired prostitutes to have sex with while he was wearing a diaper.

John Ensign had his mommy and daddy break the law to pay off a woman he had an affair with.

Mark Foley hit on 16-year olds on line and in the US House page program.

Anthony Weiner did something stupid with consulting adults in their mid-20s

As they used to say on Sesame Street, “One of these things is not like the other.”

The different one of course, is Anthony Weiner. He broke no laws in his stupidity. But I’m not one of his constituents, I’m not his wife (what they pledged to each other I have no idea), nor am I one of the people who has any right to tell people what do to in bed. But I do know that while we focus on this man who did a stupid, but entirely legal. thing we are not focused on the GOP draconian budget plans and their social issue attacks.

I’ll leave it up to Representative Weiner and his constituents to decide what is next for him. I will say this: the GOP has absolutely no moral standing whatsoever to weigh in on this. I love it when the head of the GOP wants to come out (so to speak) swinging against Weiner, who broke no laws, while giving criminals like Larry Craig, David Vitter and John Ensign a pass.

Like most Republicans I know, even the gay ones, they are so desperate to find a counterpoint to the crap they do, they’ll ignore a criminal matter and abandon any principles they may have once had. They make it about people, we make it about principles.


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Should that be "consulting adults" or "consenting adults"?

In any event, I got tired several days ago of the media talking about this. You are right though, the Republicans have absolutely no authority, morale or otherwise, here.
-Jeremy

Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | June 9, 2011 8:32 PM

This is old stuff.

Breitbart is one of those Republicans like Rove who specialize in dirty tricks. Republicans have been pissed off about the Democrats ability to lie more convincingly and over the years became very good at Watergate/Willie Horton type tricks.

American politics is based on dirty tricks, the oldest is the Electoral College. Democrats and Republicans use dirty tricks in the law to make it hard for third parties to run. In many states Democrats and Republicans simply rig the elections. In Illinois, actual zombies, thousands and thousands of formerly dead people come out of the grave in alternate Novembers to vote. mostly for Democrats. In Texas, Texas Rangers grabbed and stuffed ballot boxes to get LBJ elected. So it's not just Republicans.

Breitbart exposure, as intended, took down a leading Democrat. Weiner will almost certainly be forced out and his shot at Gracie Mansion is gone. That was likely the origin of all this to begin with.

This will net Breitbart a job at the RNC or in some venue where dirty tricks are appreciated. It was a career move for him and he's been all over TV crowing about it. Breitbarts actions are those of a sociopath and in politics, that means he'll get rich.

He may not have broken any laws, per se...
But as a person who sponsors and invests in laws that effect us all, he's accountable and is obviously too stupid, irresponsible and untrustworthy with participating in such lawmaking.
THAT is why men like him should not be in public office. First he lied, then he says 'he takes full responsibility'.
Oh sure.
ONLY after he's busted, and he's NOT taking full responsibility.
Full responsibility would be stepping down from his job. Does he really think he's the only one who can do it so badly, or someone couldn't do it BETTER than he can?

He's a disgrace and needs to go.

Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | June 9, 2011 9:05 PM

Like I said, this is old stuff.

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
- Mark Twain

I'm sorry I really don't get the moral outrage. Why is it any business of yours who he is sleeping with / sending cock shots to?

This moral outrage about lying about sending cock shots is truly perplexing to me. I don't get how any of this is our business. And for those who say he might of used a work phone- you better be calling for the heads of any government employee who has ever used their work phone to call their partner, check the internet for perez hilton- its all the same.

This whole scandal is the dumbest of the dumb. He did nothing illegal. Stupid yes. But he is a man. Men think with their cocks 90% of the time. Why is this surprising?

I wish he had come out initially and said, yep its my cock. It was a mistake and its none of your damn business. Suck it.

Actually, I would have loved it if he had of ended his press conference simply by saying, suck it and walking off stage.

I know this was leaked out. But how this is anyone other than himself and his wife's business is beyond me. Just another example of the US playing the fiddle while the country burns.

Brad Bailey | June 9, 2011 9:28 PM

I liked this article. It was succinct and to the point. Weiner broke no laws. The others did. Why is it that the staunchest defenders of "traditional marriage" and the nuclear family have the most to hide? If it's a choice between the lesser of two evils, I'll take the Dems. Much as I wish otherwise, a third party president in this country will never happen. At least not in my lifetime.

Gosh this is exciting. Real explicit sex in Washington? We haven't had that since Clinton when employment was high, inflation low and there was no deficit. Before Clinton you have to reach way back to Kennedy and the titillating rumors of Marilyn. That was another good time economically speaking. Oh please Weiner send me nastygrams. I don't care if you are stupid. The economy needs you.

There has been sex in Washington since before there WAS a Washington! The only difference between then and now is that now we have a worldwide electronic media that can spread that news far and wide in the blink of an eye.

It was two consenting adults. Bad judgment? Sure. I can get behind that. That, however, is between him and his wife, not the rest of the country. People in politics have domestic troubles too, and so long as it doesn't effect their jobs, let them settle it out amongst themselves in privacy!